Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world, and now they’re letting eager fans know just what they named their bundle of joy! So who did they name the little guy after? Click through to find out!
The Seewalds welcomed their first child, a little boy, on November 5, and since then fans have been dying to know what they named him! Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald spoke openly about how they would wait to find a name that would fit their kid just right — and that time has finally arrived! Read on to see what they named the littlest Seewald!
Drumroll please! Welcome to the world, Spurgeon Elliot Seewald! Following his birth, Jessa and Ben deigned to name him immediately, instead searching for something that both fit their boy, and had deep meaning. After suggestions and well wishes from over 100,000 helpful fans, they reached their decision, which they spoke about on TLCMe. Click here to find out how Jessa and Ben chose the name!
It’s an unconventional name, but to Jessa and Ben, it’s the perfect moniker for their newborn. “We are very excited to introduce our little baby boy to the world. We worked hard on a name and we finally figured it out,” Jessa says in the video. “Charles Spurgeon was a preacher that lived back in the 19th century,” Ben says. “And he had a big impact on our lives. His writings and sermons and books are around today and still have an impact. Elliot, that was the last name of Jim Elliot. Jim was a missionary in South America… his wife Elizabeth went back to the tribe after his husband’s death.”
Fitting that such a religious couple would name their child after two important Christian figures! Seeing a healthy and happy baby boy in the couple’s arms as they discuss their little one is such a happy picture, especially after the trauma and turmoil Jessa had to endure during his birth. After a nearly 48-hour labor, Jessa gave birth at home as planned, but ran into some major complications. During the delivery, Jessa lost so much blood that her midwife instructed mom Michelle Duggar to call 911! She was rushed to the hospital and kept overnight to undergo a blood transfusion.
We’re so glad that she’s okay and has baby Spurgeon in her arms! HollywoodLifers, do you like the name Jessa and Ben picked out? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson